Kuala Lumpur International Photoawards 2024

  • Opens
    29 Jan 2024
  • Deadline
    31 Mar 2024
  • Link
  • Entry fee
    € 14-70
  • Topics Awards

KLPA2024 invites photographers to submit staged portrait studies, from the simple command of 'turning of the head to face the camera', conceptualised self-portraits, to elaborately constructed set designs.


Although photography is often called a literal art form, portraiture can push the boundaries on the literal with constructed narrative. The 2024 theme seeks the deeper trajectories of storytelling, alternative realities or make-believe tales that infect our minds.

Practical Info

Applicants are invited to submit their work to the theme Make It Real - Staged Narrative in Portraiture, with the top 3 winners receiving $2,000, $1,000 and $500 each, plus 4 prizes of $250 for the best 4 Student entries. All 40 finalists will also have their portraits exhibited at Temu House in  Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, July 2024, and included in digital projections at their partner festivals in 2024/2025. Each photographer may enter up to 10 images per submission. Entries are free for all students under 25 years who are enrolled in full or part-time photography and art related courses. Proof of course enrollment is required.

Jury for Main Category is composed of Alia Soraya, Eiffel Chong, Sarah Choo Jing, Supranav Dash and Wawi Navarroza. Luz María Osorio is the juror for the Student Category.

About KLPA

The Kuala Lumpur International Photoawards [KLPA] is an annual global portrait photography prize seeking fresh entries from photographers of all levels. Initiated in 2009, KLPA is recognised as a significant and vital award in the photography calendar, supporting and rewarding contemporary portraiture practice especially in the South East Asian region.

© Rona Bar and Ofek Avshalom

© Rona Bar and Ofek Avshalom

© Takako Kido

© Takako Kido

© Allison Plass

© Allison Plass

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